Ejiofor stars as Carlton Pearson, a popular evangelical minister of the Higher Dimensions Family Church in Tulsa, Okla., whose services drew as many as 5,000 people. He was deemed a heretic by his peers in 2004 as a result of his decision to begin preaching the doctrine of universal salvation — based on the concept that there is no hell — as what he called “the gospel of inclusion.”
Rashad will portray Pearson’s wife Gina, who filed for divorce from him last year, citing “incompatibility issues.”
The script was written by Marcus Hinchey, based on a 2005 “This American Life” radio episode. Endgame Entertainment’s James D. Stern is producing alongside Ira Glass and Alissa Shipp of “This American Life.”
Rashad worked with Marston on “Complete Unknown,” which he directed and co-wrote. She appeared earlier this year
Carlton Pearson became a renowned evangelical minister in Tulsa, having been mentored by televangelist Oral Roberts. At the height of its success, during the 1990s, the church that Pearson formed had a congregation estimated at over 6000 people. That congregation began to dwindle, however, when Pearson changed his teachings – asserting that hell did not exist in the traditionally taught sense.
Pearson publicly declared that, rather than being an eternity of pain and suffering, he believed that hell is created during our lifetimes,
Today, it is Joshua Marston’s (Maria Full of Grace) religious drama Come Sunday that has found itself in the headlines, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Chiwetel Ejiofor, star of The Martian and soon Doctor Strange, is circling the role of an evangelical minister.
Negotiations are still ongoing at the time of going to press, so this isn’t necessarily a done deal yet. But should a deal place, Ejiofor would star opposite Robert Redford in the drama, one that “chronicles the story of Carlton Pearson (Ejiofor), a renowned evangelical minister in Tulsa, Okla., who stirs up controversy with his revelation that there is no hell. He loses everything and must rebuild his church and his
Upcoming Netflix drama Come Sunday attracts director Joshua Marston, and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Robert Redford.
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Robert Redford are the latest actors taking their talents to Netflix. The pair are set to star in the faith-based drama Come Sunday for the streaming service.
Come Sunday is the story of Carlton Pearson (Ejiofor), an evangelical preacher from Tulsa, Oklahoma who creates a storm of controversy when he declares to his congregation that there is no hell after a personal realisation. After losing everything, Pearson has to rebuild his church and repair his family while learning to embrace his own personal faith.
Redford will co-star as famed American controversial television evangelist Oral Roberts. Roberts served as Pearson’s mentor in real life.
Come Sunday is based on a This American Life episode from 2005, and This American Life host Ira Glass and producer Alissa Ship will produce
Based on the 2013 novel by Elizabeth Strout ("Olive Kitteridge"), the story follows two brothers who are haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, and recounts their eventual return to Maine where long-buried tensions surface in ways that change them forever.
Redford optioned the book last year and will executive produce. Marcus Hinchey ("All Good Things") is penning the script.
Formerly titled "Heretics" when it was setup with Marc Forster as helmer, the film chronicles Pearson, a renowned Oklahamoa evangelical minister who stirs up controversy with his revelation that there is no hell.
He loses everything and must rebuild his church and his family and find his own personal faith. Roberts, an early pioneer of TV evangelism, served as Pearson's mentor.
Marcus Hinchey ("All Good Things") wrote the screenplay based on a 2005 This American Life broadcast. James D. Stern, Ira Glass and Alissa Shipp will produce.
Filming aims to begin in Spring 2015.
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Marcus Hinchey ("All Good Things") penned the script with the project originally setup at HBO. Having now departed the cable channel, Pitt’s Plan B production company is shopping it around and Pitt has attached himself to star in order to attract directors.
Robert Durst was the second son of the powerful Seymour Durst who ran the Durst Organization, which own lucrative, if shady, real estate in Times Square. In fact, the film suggests the Dursts were the reason the center of midtown remained squalid for so long was because they were resistant to change, butting heads with City Hall.
Chicago – Having loved Andrew Jarecki’s “Capturing the Friedmans” and having recently named Ryan Gosling the best actor of his generation for his year-best work in “Blue Valentine,” I was psyched to fall for their collaboration on the true-crime thriller “All Good Things.” Sadly, my anticipation quickly turned to disappointment as this muddled work lurched toward a bizarre conclusion. Gosling and co-stars Kirsten Dunst and Frank Langella don’t do anything wrong here but the movie is such a mash-up of tones, fiction, and reality that it never comes together into anything coherent.
Ryan Gosling always finds the most interesting ways to believably present his characters but even he seems a bit lost by what’s expected of him in “All Good Things.” The Oscar nominee plays David Marks, a very-loose approximation of the real Robert Durst, who made headlines when he was accused of mutilating his neighbor. In Jarecki’s film,
All Good Things is a fictionalized account of New York City real estate mogul Seymour Durst, called Stanford Marks (Frank Langella) in the film, and his family. His son, David Marks (Ryan Gosling), is a classic black sheep, preferring to open up a country health food store in called “All Good Things” with his new wife Katie (Kirsten Dunst), than participate in the family business. David is a dark soul, prone to inappropriate behavior, which becomes worst when he does finally come back to New York City. A mystery develops when his wife goes missing, beginning another round of odd circumstances.
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